A combination of wanting to watch older films and a realisation that I’d only seen three Oscar winning films (those which specifically won the Oscar for Best Picture) in Titanic, Schindler’s List and Silence of the Lambs, has brought on this segment called And the Oscar Goes to, where I’m going to watch and review, with a contemporary eye, all the films, starting with the most recent, Moonlight, which won the Oscar for Best Picture. The idea is to post these three a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) all the way down to the original winner, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, from 1927.

And the Oscar Goes to:

2010s

2000s

1990s

1980s

1970s

1960s

  • Midnight Cowboy, 1969
  • Oliver!, 1968
  • In the Heat of the Night, 1967
  • A Man for All Seasons, 1966
  • The Sound of Music, 1965
  • My Fair Lady, 1964
  • Tom Jones, 1963
  • Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
  • West Side Story, 1961
  • The Apartment, 1960

1950s

  • Ben-Hur, 1959
  • Gigi, 1958
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957
  • Around the World in Eighty Days, 1956
  • Marty, 1955
  • On the Waterfront, 1954
  • From Here to Eternity, 1953
  • The Greatest Show on Earth, 1952
  • An American in Paris, 1951
  • All About Eve, 1950

1940s

  • All the King’s Men, 1949
  • Hamlet, 1948
  • Gentleman’s Agreement, 1947
  • The Best Years of our Lives, 1946
  • The Lost Weekend, 1945
  • Going My Way, 1944
  • Casablanca, 1943
  • Mrs. Miniver, 1942
  • How Green Was My Valley, 1941
  • Rebecca, 1940

1930s

  • Gone with the Wind, 1939
  • You Can’t Take it with You, 1938
  • The Life of Emile Zola, 1937
  • The Great Ziegfeld, 1936
  • Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
  • It Happened One Night, 1934
  • Cavalcade, 1933
  • Grand Hotel, 1932
  • Cimarron, 1931
  • All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930

1920s

  • The Broadway Melody, 1929
  • Wings, 1928
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, 1927

 

If there’s a particular actor, director or author you’re interested in, you can check out my Catalogue of Actors, Directors and Authors covered.